In Dusk We Trust - Some Owling in Co.Durham, North East England, Great Britain
Leucistic Little Owl image copyright Hilary Chambers, Durham.

Tuesday, 16 March 2010

A real Buzz

A local Wheeler & Mewer.

What a difference a few year makes.
What an incredible turnaround.
At least 10 pair on the patch and our first double figure count of birds seen together earlier this year.

often a good vantage point for watching Buzzards.

Buzzard heads the BTO's list of UK species withlong-term upward trend, having increased by 444% over the last 40 years.

They have shown massive eastward range expansion, now thought to be the most abundant diurnal raptor in Britain.

Visible migrants at home over the garden today include:- Siskin, Redshank & Meadow Pipit.
A male Sparrowhawk was harassed by an imm GBBGull - the gull making a heck of a racket - i looked up expecting Osprey . . .
A pair of Greenfinch added a touch of colour when visiting our Hawthorn hedge several times during the day.

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